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Description

Black and white engraving of an interior scene from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, with one woman and two men in the foreground and two men in background; figures dressed in 17th c. fashions; mahogany veneer frame, gilded inner frame.

Details

Maker
Burt, Charles (Engraver)
Leslie, C.R. (Painter)
Daiton, J. (Publisher)
Date
1825
After
Inscriptions
Etched into the engraving, on the entranceway moulding: ""Would'st have a Friend. Would'st knowe what frint is best/have GOD thy friend who passeth all the rest."" Etched into engraving in lower left corner, the painters name and date of painting: ""C.R. Leslie 1825"" Inscriptions below engraving: ""Painted by C.R. Leslie/Engraved by Charles Burt."" ""ANNE PAGE, SLENDER AND SHALLOW/A SCENE FROM THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR:/Act 3d Scene 4th."" ""Engraved from the Original Pictrure in the Collection of Philip Hone, Esq."" ""PRINTED BY J. DAITON."" Additional inscriptions covered by frame.
Location of origin
New York, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Drama
drama
Empire
Empire (style)
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, LITERARY
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
People and organizations
Shakespeare, William
Dimensions
24.5 x 28.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.620
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5257

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